Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.9400g
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
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1875 3CN PF obverse 1875 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is another issue in which the mintage figure seen in catalogs is half or less of the total sold, but those issued outside of silver proof sets went unrecorded. The Mint did not have the same degree of accountability when it came to minor, non-precious metal coinage.

Proofs of the 1870s, particularly the minor pieces, were of less than stellar quality, and the example illustrated reveals a striated planchet from incomplete polishing. It is also an example of the Misplaced Date variety having the flag or base of a numeral 1 protruding from Liberty's neck. This is usually listed for currency strikes only, but clearly at least a few proofs utilized the same obverse die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1875 3CN PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 195 225 260 350 460 990 1500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 410 525 1180 3200 - -
1875 3CN PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 390 1000 1900 3300 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2350 4100 - -
1875 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 250
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1875 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------5251216914----234
----------------1-----1
-----------------2----2
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Total-------------5251217016----237
 -------------2 %11 %51 %30 %7 %---- 
1875 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-625----14
-----------------1----1
-----------------1----1
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Total-------------1-627----16
 -------------6 %-38 %13 %44 %---- 
1875 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------11---2
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Total-----------------11---2
 -----------------50 %50 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/28/1998 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1019, 1019/Lot# 1142 $1,296.00
1/8/1999 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 6328 $1,207.50
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1152 $488.75
2/2/2009 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 226 $379.50
3/31/2011 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1044 $862.50
11/7/2011 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1161/Lot# 3125 $920.00
3/11/2012 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 1298 $322.00
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 200858 $306.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102135183234301384431479515537570593690861997119323112904386757221891434275
1131512002563283994474915225485776257479061062156525083225448510119240340
000000447491522548577625747906106215652508322544851011900
000000463503529559585657804951112719382706354651031451600
1875 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17122328536345656563169574177281584497111901363160929793692483564222336442208
188243311394492587652710751786824886104412471445206532164073536412069296450
00000065271075178682488610441247144520653216407353641206900
00000067372576180083492811171305152725223454445458931771600
1875 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base678912316321227231134837539241843751565376492518652373320748351548028109
7410013617923228532335738040042446356169081712382034265137498383196890
0000003233573804004244635616908171238203426513749838300
00000033536638640943048960772787115512203292942921193100
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 925
Owner: ronjuan18
 
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